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We are beyond ecstatic to have Thurston Moore Group headline the 6th Astral Festival. Thurston Moore is the founder of seminal US alternative rock experimentalists Sonic Youth. You may have seen that Sonic Youth are currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their incredible album Daydream Nation.

Thurston Moore Group first released their critically acclaimed album The Best Day  in 2014 on Matador Records. That introduced the core members James Sedwards (guitar), My Bloody Valentine's Deb Googe (bass) and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley (drums). Their second album Rock n Roll Consciousness (2017) was a creative highpoint for anyone interested in Thurston Moore’s legacy of avant-garde music and writing, as strong a statement as anything he has recorded these last three decades - serious and precocious and strangely accessible.

Thurston Moore - guitars, vocals

James Sedwards - guitars

Deb Googe - bass, background vocals

Steve Shelley - drums